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ASUS vs GIGABYTE P67?

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July 12, 2011 7:51:28 PM

I'm want to buy a new motherboard, but I'm not sure which should I buy...


Here's the mobos:

I know about the "DualBIos" and "UltraDurable" features of GIGABYTE, but I read some reviews, and they tell that the Gigabyte mobo lacks a heatsink in "VTT circuit" or "mosfet", I'm not sure which is the name...

I looked at these pictures, and it seems that it lacks some cooling:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...

While the ASUS mobo has more heatsinks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...


I want to overclock the Core i5 2500K to 4.3 GHz at least.

This will be my rig:

CPU: Core i5 2500K
Cooler: Cooler Master N520
Thermal Compound: Artic Silver 5
Motherboard: ASUS or GIGABYTE
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2048 MB
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 80 plus bronze 650W
HDD: 2TB Seagate or WD.
DVDRW and Bluray burner
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310


So...which motherboard is better?
And what about the Z68 in the same price range?

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a b V Motherboard
July 12, 2011 8:30:40 PM

For some reason the links are not opening up for me. Could you please mention the model numbers of the motherboards?
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July 12, 2011 8:37:36 PM

Emperus said:
For some reason the links are not opening up for me. Could you please mention the model numbers of the motherboards?


Ok, GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3

ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0)

Also this mobo Z68: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3
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a b V Motherboard
July 12, 2011 8:58:28 PM

If you need future crossfire/SLI features then the Asus P8P67 is not a good choice. Otherwise either of them is a good buy. My recommendation is however to get a Z68 chipset motherboard as it adds backup video options. Your selected Gigabyte Z68 motherboard is pretty good for that too.
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